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CSPAN
Mar 21, 2011 8:30pm EDT
collecting and using it on fair terms and conditions. now, i think the folks that we've been working with, many of them here today and the industries, know that throughout my tenure on this committee and now as chair of the communications subcommittee, i have worked hard to protect the innovation and open architecture of the net, worked hard to fight for net neutrality. i've worked hard to prevent taxation and other things, so i believe in this now vital resource for our country in so many ways. however, it is important to recognize that increasingly the american people have concerns and express those concerns. every single app that anyone of us applies to our smart phone or child applies to it is an observational opportunity for a private company, and amazingingly, internet users collectively september 107 -- sent 107 trillion, that's with a "t" e-mail messages in 2010. each of those messages is a scannable entity for key words that indicate the interests or patterns of the people who send them. facebook started 2010 with 350 users and ended it with more than 600 million, almost all of w
CSPAN
Mar 28, 2011 8:30pm EDT
property, the internet, and competition. thank you for joining us on the communicators. and david hatch of the national journal, thank you as well for joining us on the communicators. i do want to mention the national journal has a new tech web site. nationaljournal.com/tech. thank you for being with us. >> thank you. >> as protests continue in the middle east and nato takes control of military operation in libya, find the latest from the u.n. security council, administration officials with and reaction from world leaders on the c-span video library. all searchable on your computer any time. watch what you want when you want. >> in a few moments, a forum on border security, including comments from the threat of a terrorists attack is greater along the border with canada, than the border with mexico. in less than two hours, the commission on wartime contracting continued to cut cost on federal contracts and increase competition. a couple of live events to tell you about tomorrow morning. >> throughout april, we'll feature the top winners of c-span student cam competition. nearly 1500 mid
CSPAN
Mar 10, 2011 8:00pm EST
organization. i am trying to get you to understand that they may be using you to implement their goals. >> thank you for asking that question. it sounds more like a possible accusation -- may being used by an organization that, quite frankly -- let me just answer this way. if the fbi had something to charged care with, bring those charges forward, try them in court, and deal with them that way. there is a reality that in my culture as a police officer that you have facts and you have a crime. deal with it. we do not play around with criminals in my world. if terrorism is a "criminal organization" prosecute them, hold them accountable, and bring them to trial. >> my time is limited, sir. are you saying the fbi was wrong in identifying that care is a part of hamas? >> you do not want to cause a conflict between may and the fbi. we work together better than perhaps this committee worked together. [laughter] >> that would be an understatement at this point. [laughter] >> if you knew that care was a terrorist organization sponsored by hamas, would you continue to work with them. >> you are
CSPAN
Mar 1, 2011 8:00pm EST
failed to effectively use our resources to help build strong accountable institutions that protect basic human rights. this administration's crier decision to cut support from pro-democracy civil groups in egypt and the only fund groups seceded with the mubarak government is a mistake and it must never repeat. then the mistake of the bush administration and continued and that the country -- under the current administration, to get new business with the libyan regime. john's wife, victoria, my constituent, and others are in the audience today. madam secretary, i have a letter that they have written requesting yours and director miller's help in securing information about the role of gaddafi in the 1980's and 1990. some of us objected to the normalization of relations with the libyan regime. this is proof that the oppressors cannot be coddled or engaged. then the u.n. human rights council refused to do anything about libya's human rights abuses. libya was elected to the council last year. days ago the council was forced slaughter gaddaffi's of hundreds of people in the streets. the u
CSPAN
Mar 9, 2011 8:00pm EST
. -- and a member of the council for the american civil liberties union. thank you for inviting us. the american civil liberties union supports their right of individuals under the u.s. constitution and bill of rights to speak and associate free of government hindrance and be treated fairly without discrimination. we support peter king's right to voice his opinions and no matter how well informed baby. professional and careers like legislation must not intend on first amendment rights, rights to speak freely and associate freely. targeting the american muslim community for an alleged and erroneous connection to demand action -- to domestic terrorism. this is what america sometimes does when faced with crisis and fear. john adams sought and got the alien act. thousands were arrested for anti-war abuse during the world war roman one era. the japanese americans were tossed into internment camps. senator mccarthy met his downfall. he met his downfall when they said "had you know sense of decency -- have you no sense of decency?" focusing on the entire american muslim community to reduce ter
CSPAN
Mar 25, 2011 6:30pm EDT
opposition parties will vote for it and that should bring us toward a general election. watching this unfold with me, they've been here for hours, chris hall, greg reston and of course rosemary barton has been on her feet. now peter is joining us. all eyes are glued to this as we watch this unfold. in a couple of minutes ahead here, we've heard from the strategists, let's not cast our minds too far forward, peter. let's set up the drama we're about to see. there's been a lot of motions of nonconfidence. this has happened before. but not like this. let's bring some perspective on this as you watch these things unfold. a government has never fall then way before. >> not this way. not on a confidence motion on this on contempt of parol. . even in the bigger picture, the governments have not fallen by a vote in the house of commons very often, in the history of our country. i think it's only the fifth or sixth time it will happen. i was there in 1979 when this happened, when the clark government wept down because you didn't know whether it was going to happen, whether the liberal were rea
CSPAN
Mar 22, 2011 8:00pm EDT
realized instinctively that someone special had just entered. abc news has kindly provided us with a brief promotional film about diane's career. let's take a look. >> for more than three decades, diane sawyer has been one of the most respected and passionate journalist on television. as anger of good morning america, -- as anger -- anchor, she has shown the worst that sheet -- there is nothing but she cannot do. her career began in 1968 with a literature graduate decided to take a noun likely turn -- unlikely turn. she practiced shooting with a camera herself. she next went to washington to observe a presidency firsthand. she stayed on to help nixon write his memoirs. in 1978, she returned to the news, cbs. in 1984, she made history by becoming the first woman on "60 minutes." in 1989, she joined abc news to create an innovative new magazine program. every week, she traveled the world and interviewed newsmakers. for the years, as she has done award winning investigations into racism, fraud, and the care of a vulnerable. >> they search for someone to help them just a few hundred doll
CSPAN
Feb 28, 2011 8:00pm EST
and the enterprise and the opportunity to use that enterprise, he's credited with not only having become the first black millionaire, but more importantly was named the african founding father of california. . he also specifically played a maim role in the development of the city of san francisco. today there's no welcome in this country of immigrants and they are denied access to programs that would help them to transition into this country. today if one is poor, the cuts in the republican-passed h.r. 1, the cuts to community programs, health centers, access to higher education, job training and the support for health of mothers and babies, that would ensure that the uneducated, the unheamenty, the jobless and the poor stay that way. there will be few in any alexander or not even a black thousand-aire if the tea-party-led ma jort party has their way. what has happened to the inalienble rights of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness? does the republican party plan to cut that too out of the declaration of independence? so here we are just five days away, four, really from a gove
CSPAN
Mar 15, 2011 8:00pm EDT
investment. but there is a reality that for those of you who care i using equations which pick up part of a but without going into the other details have in the segregated the stimulus program is really all sum up close the issue of the shortfall in the capitol investment quarter by quarter on the official government deficits and the national income deficits which are approximately the san. but the reason they are important is the balance to the rest of the flow of the funds. so we can come at this in a number of different ways but i would say it is unequivocal and the result it appears as though the stimulus program which is a gross statistic requires at least in normal offset which the business is growing out. but there is also additional important issues here. on the ratio of the investment to cash flow about a quarter is attributed to the normal adjustment of capital business cycle conditions and abstracted from the cyclical adjusted deficits. the rest, however, is difficult to judge where it's coming from other than the uncertainties, because if you introduce the position which is esse
CSPAN
Mar 4, 2011 8:00pm EST
crops they grow and using burdens by 135.5 million grams. the subsidy system for grain growers and other major growing areas are paid out 123.6 trillion yuan in institutes for growers last year. minimum purchase prices and temporary purchases and storage policies and the minimum for wheat were raised by between 25%-60%. we safeguarded animal land, worked hard to make moves in agriculture and science and technology. the new record highs were set for grain productions to reach 545 kilograms last year, the year increase per capita and so promise to continue to grow rapidly and reach 5419 runs to make steady progress in the countryside and fully implemented the reform in forests and systems for managing state-owned farms. it generated the rural infrastructure development reenforcing 7256 large and medium sized reservoirs and ensures the state's drinking water for 250 rural residents. farmer's lives constantly improved and rural development anchored in a new era. three, strongly promoting risk restructuring and improving the quality and performance of economic growth. first, we accelerate the
CSPAN
Feb 28, 2011 8:30pm EST
us, democrats and republicans, leaders of the national and state levels face some very big challenge is to read our country has come through a long and a wrenching recession. and as we recover, the question we are going to have to answer is where will the new jobs come from, what will the new sources of economic growth be and how can we make sure that the american dream remains reality into the 21st century? al, in the short term, we came together here in washington at the end of last year and enacted tax cuts that are already making american paychecks bigger and allowing businesses to write off major investments. these are tax cuts and changes in the tax credit system that were going to spur the job creation and economic growth and i am proud democrats and republicans work with each other to get it done. in the long term, however, we need to address a set of economic challenges that frankly the housing bubble largely papered over for almost a decade. we now live in the world that is more connected and more competitive than ever before. when each of you trust to bring new jobs and in
CSPAN
Mar 21, 2011 8:00pm EDT
dupont hollow, tom ridge, and michael chertoff. it is an honor for us to have you with us today. we are grateful to be joined today by members of congress. i wish to thank the aspen institute for bringing us together today, and in particular to walter isaacson. it is an honor to be able to welcome the members of the aspen institute community here to a georgetown barracks -- to georgetown. i would also like to thank students at the georgetown university lecture fund for helping the staff this event. i wish to welcome andrea mitchell, the lottery -- the moderator of today house conversation. this gives us an opportunity to reflect on the changes of our world since 2001, and the ways in which the united states government has responded. later this year we will observe the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the world trade center and the pentagon. in response to these attacks, congress created the department of homeland security to be led by the secretary, a member of the president's cabinet. the creation of the department united 22 agencies across they say the branch, making i
CSPAN
Mar 14, 2011 8:30pm EDT
better than having a offshore somewhere and used offshore. i would rather have it here and give the dividend to shareholders or invest in the company then never have it use in america. >> host: congressman greg walden is chairman of the commerce subcommittee on communications and technology. mike zapler with the politico, thank you both. >> guest: thank you. >> guest: thank you. right now you can listen to c-span signature programming with itunes or it your mp3 player. there is a story today from c-span radio's washington today, the latest books and authors on after words. people in the news on newsmakers and interesting conversation on q&a. listen to a variety of public affairs podcast whenever you want. everything you need to know is on line at c-span.org/podcast. now a discussion on the current state of lobbying rules and regulations. this is hosted by the sunlight foundation. in it is about an hour and 30 minutes. [inaudible conversations] >> good afternoon everyone. welcome to the washington -- discussion of the challenges facing reforms in the actions needed to enact real-time
CSPAN
Mar 17, 2011 8:00pm EDT
guidelines used to keep our citizens safe in the united states or anywhere in the world. beyond this 50 mile radius, risk do not currently call for an evacuation, but we do have a responsibility to take precautionary measures to educate those americans who may be endangered by exposure to radiation if the situation deteriorates. that is why last night i authorized the voluntary departure of family members and dependents of u.s. officials working in northeast japan. all u.s. citizens in japan should monitor the situation carefully and follow the guidelines of the u.s. and japanese governments. those who are seeking assistance should contact our embassy and consulates which continue to be open and operational. second, i know many americans are worried about the potential risk to the united states. i want to be very clear. we do not expect harmful levels of radiation to reach the united states, whether it is the west coast, hawaii, alaska, or u.s. territories in the pacific. let me repeat that -- we do not expect harmful levels of radiation to reach the west coast, hawaii, alaska, where u.
CSPAN
Mar 28, 2011 8:00pm EDT
call us and let us know. the numbers are on the screen. we will begin with a comment from mark, republican from albany, new york. >> i do think the president made a very good case. he made a case for human rights which we recognize in our constitution. he also made a case for character, the american character. there are times when those decisions are very important. i think those who oppose the president, and republicans in particular, may be making a mistake. the emphasis on having an exit strategy and clear-cut reasoning is legalistic. i think the president made a good case that if you do that, you will never do anything. we will never engage in another matter to help our fellow citizens of the world. were you expecting to agree? >> i am surprised a little bit. i did not know if i would agree or not. i think he laid out a very strong case. >> the headline coming out of the speech on the wire services immediately is about the transfer to nato leadership by wednesday. the u.s. will turn over the reins. the coalition has 16 members of the data. we will show you those if you have
CSPAN
Mar 10, 2011 8:00pm EST
secretary education act to include this legislation. our children cannot afford for us to squander this opportunity. i encourage all of my colleagues to join me today in supporting the student nondiscrimination act and the demanding protection for all, all of our children under the law. madam president, i ask unanimous concept that the bill's text be included in the record. >> without objection. so ordered. >> thank you mad, madam pat, and i yield the floor and ask the suggestion of a quorum. >> hillary clinton testifies on the hill about the state department's budget request. senate floor discussion on contrasting plans to cut federal spending and fund the government for the rest of this year. after that, the social security administration's chief actuary says the system has to include increased revenues or decreased benefits. >> secretary of state hillary clinton said today when she visits egypt and tiew knee sha next week, she'll meet with governments opposed to gadafi. this is little more than two hours. >>ed -- >> the subcommittee will come to order. i want to welcome everybody to
CSPAN
Mar 23, 2011 8:00pm EDT
an extraordinary opportunity for us to listen and to have a discussion with somebody who has been a major player, not only in northern illinois, the midwest but also in nationally and in many cases on the international scene. mayor daley started out his career in politics literally at his father's knee, and so i think someone doing statistics either day during the election it was the first time in 50 some years there hadn't been a daley on the ballot in chicago. now when i was first cutting my teeth in the illinois legislature, the mayor then was a state senator and had just gone to be the state's attorney for cook county, and served as the attorney for cook county for a number of years, ran for mayor and has served the last 26 years years -- 22 years. it seems like 26 sometimes right? as mayor of the city of chicago. obtusely in my years in congress, we had the opportunity to work together. i found that there was no equal to this gentleman in being able to look at what was good for the greater area. and mayor daley has constantly reached out to mayors in the suburbs and mayors all
CSPAN
Mar 18, 2011 6:30pm EDT
there. we're fighting for millions. my state could use millions, whether it's headstart programs, the fishing industry. i'm hopeful that -- i'd like to hear, i have to run to another hearing, but i'd love to hear, senator collins, like, where's the money? is it coming back? and why did they give up? i don't want to take away from that but i do have time for one or two more questions. the -- when you talk about the all hazard approach, i think it's an extension of what i was just asking. if you could maybe follow-up again with my office or do it off-line, with everything that's happening -- i've been following it, like, what happened in japan, like everybody else. it's just so devastating. i can't imagine that there's going to be one agency in massachusetts who just says, you go here, you here -- i'm concerned not only in massachusetts but throughout the country if something like this happens, i'm not confident yet and i'm hopeful someone can give me the information that make sure that we all know what to do. you know? is it evacuation? is it command and control? is it military? i thin
CSPAN
Mar 11, 2011 8:00pm EST
agency to fall back on, no one to backstop us, our role is unique, and fda must fill the unique role completely and responsibly, and i hope as we go through your budget that we can really help you do that role responsibly. there's too much at risk by doing it kind of less than, you know, immediate mediocre way. i don't have a lot of comments to make other than i'm -- you're at a new turning point in american food safety history with the enaction of the bill, and the everyonation of the -- imp policemennation of the bill with a lot of eyes on you and they know you know a lot about safeguarding drugs and prescription drugs and other kinds of programs that fda, but i think it's more known on the medical side than the food safety side. it's a new era, but it's one that is critically important, and i'll just tell you, ms. chairperson, i saw it firsthand. we had this e. coli contamination of spinach, and it was from my district. they asked anybody who had anything to do with spinach whether you drove it in the trucks, stored in the store or you had it in your home, you had to get rid of it
CSPAN
Mar 30, 2011 8:00pm EDT
we mourn, we began to ask -- when i say we i mean not just those of us privileged to serve your but people throughout the country and particularly the families of those who were lost on 9/11. we began to ask how those attacks could have happened and what could we do to make sure to the best of our ability that nothing like that ever happened again. and so we have created the 9/11 commission to investigate did happen on 9/11. what were the flaws in the homeland security and what could we do to protect the nation against another such attack from islamist terrorists or anyone else who would want to carry out such a dreadful act. coming to the leadership of that commission were to extraordinary americans, gifted, able and extremely patriotic, governor tom kean and congressman lee hamilton. we are privileged to have them with us as our witnesses today. the commission they lead and the staff would you two and a half pages -- to end a half-million pages and individuals in countries including every relevant senior officials of both the clinton and bush administration held 19 days of public
CSPAN
Mar 7, 2011 8:00pm EST
one thing -- in the end, it is not about who seeks to lead us. it is about the character of the nation they seek to lead. our job from this night fourth is not simply to win elections, it is not simply to replace one group of officials with another group, it is rather to restore america so that she is humbled before god, so that she lives according to his principles, so that we care for those who are less fortunate than ourselves, and so that we are the kind of merciful and righteous nation that is deserving of great leadership. that needs to be our great focus tonight. now, one way that you can do this tonight is by contributing to the iowa faith and freedom coalition. we will have folks who will come down the aisles right now and they will pass out some of it so you can contribute. i want you to know that every dollar that you give tonight will stay in iowa to turn out the largest pro-family conservative vote in the history of the aisle caucuses. that is what we are going to do in the next few years, so if he will bring the house lights up for just a second so those who want t
CSPAN
Mar 2, 2011 8:00pm EST
. we listen to the american people. they want us to cut spending. that's what we're going to do. >> in the next two weeks are you going to sit down with vice president biden and the senate and work this thing in >> all of us want to fund the government through september 30th. our team wants to cut spending in a real way, and it's time to get to work, and if you give congress four weeks, guess what? they'll take four weeks. give them six weeks, they'll take six weeks. we have two weeks. let's get the job done. >> mr. speaker? [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> the supreme court ruled 8-1 today that the 1st amendment protects church members who mount antigay protests outside military funerals. we've the oral argument in just a few minutes. as the gadhafi forces continue to rebel, he gave a speech. there's security challenged around the world and was asked about colonel gadhafi. that comes later. >> i want to take a brief moment just a say a few words about a tragic event that took place earlier today in frankfort, germany. i'm saddened and outraged of this attack that
CSPAN
Mar 3, 2011 8:00pm EST
council would support us. >> one more on ray davis. do you have any information that he traveled into the country under a fake passport? is that possibly why pakistan is not accepting his diplomatic immunity? >> i don't think that's the reason. to more and then we will wrap it up. >> the attack in germany yesterday and whether you consider that a terror attack. >> the investigation is ongoing. >> it seems pretty clear based on the evidence of public evidence at this point that it was perpetrated by an individual -- why is it not a terrorist attack? >> obviously we are looking into the individual who shot our servicemembers. we are looking into his relationship with others. i don't know that we have made a judgment yet on whether it was someone acting alone or somebody acting in concert with others. >> was it a terrorist attack? i can understand why you can't make that clear. >> well i mean, for example was the shooting of congresswoman gabby giffords a terrorist attack? i mean -- you have to look at the -- you have to look at the evidence and look at the motivation and then you m
CSPAN
Mar 2, 2011 8:00pm EST
important for us to know this. we were told that it would be inflationary. we do not see it caused by any of what is done going forward. we were told it would be extraordinary expensive and that jury -- and that it would cost a lot of money. it was one of which we forgot. it was unfair to the rest of the world. it was a former currency manipulation. i was especially shocked by the chinese complaining. he tried to stimulate the american economy. some being accused by the chinese government of currency manipulation struck me as being lectured by birth control from the fauquier mom -- from the octomom. it provoked retaliation. it proved to be correct. this was the suggestion that the federal reserve was encased in a whole variety of the inner purpose it transactions. there is a transparent say my recollection is that it was being made public with virtually no specific revelation. good news is no news. i want to say i was pleased to see you reserving judgment. we have had this situation. people are looking good the first quarter of 2010. we are moving well. they have been forced to cut back.
CSPAN
Mar 1, 2011 8:00pm EST
doom and gloom for the u.s. housing market without a government guarantee. they would have us believe that any discussion of a purely private mortgage finance market is completely without merit and return the housing market to its depression status. the administration plan ends this argument once and for all that no one seriousness they believe will ever return to the 1930's so i applaud the the patrician for taking this rhetoric of the table senators a consensus on these issues we need to decide which steps next to take. here i also see a number of areas to agreement between the administration and myself the first is a gradual increase of the guaranty fees. this is an important component of bringing more accurate pricing into the market. but any increase must correspond with an increase and fha premiums in order to not push greater risk over there. so again i look forward to working closely with the treasury and specific legislation we may need to accomplish the goal. the next area of agreement is to the gse is currently the $1.5 trillion the portfolios pose a significant risk to the
CSPAN
Mar 4, 2011 6:30pm EST
william nelson. thank you all for joining us. please keep your testimony to five minutes so we will have ample time for questions. we will begin with mr. cave. >> chairman, members of the panel, i appreciate the opportunity to testify on behalf of the fdic. a significant could trigger to the financial crisis was the destruction of credit markets would significantly impair the ability for even creditworthy companies to refinance their commercial paper and long-term debt. the fdic program was one of several measures taken by the u.s. government in the fall of 2008 to address the crisis in the financial markets and bolster confidence. the fdic program helped to unlock the credit markets, calm fears, and encourage lending. the tlg provided a guarantee for a limited period of time for certain unsecured debt issued by financial institutions. we designed this program to be as inclusive as necessary to ensureredit between banks began to flow again. this was becoming the perfect form, where by creditors refuse to -- demanding more collateral at the exact time banks needed these funds to cont
CSPAN
Mar 8, 2011 8:00pm EST
elect those of us who come to washington to serve are paying attention and they are paying attention to what we are doing in response to the the actions that have been taken over the years in washington. washington seems to be the problem. when i go back home to indiana, i hear repeatedly from folks, republicans and democrats point the fingers from side to side but it's been washington that has been out of touch with the american people and washington needs to be changed not necessarily america needing to be changed. and that is so important for us as americans that we get back to our founding documents to realize the truths and principles that are in these documents that our founding fathers wrote over 200-some years ago and i would like to read a couple of lines from the declaration of independence, as mr. garrett was referring to. earlier, the freedom and the opportunity that each of us that americans have that is given to us by our creator, but also the declaration of independence and constitution gives us rights and freedoms as well and i will refer to these lines in the declara
CSPAN
Mar 16, 2011 8:00pm EDT
the process of rebuilding. this is the first time the emperor has used a video message to convey his feelings to the japanese people. he is planning to visit the affected areas and encourage the people at a time that it will not hamper rescue operations. in the wake of last week's earthquake and tsunami in japan tomorrow we will bring a couple of congressional hearings on u.s. preparedness through a natural disaster. the director of the now a hearing on airport security and body imaging technology. the house oversight subcommittee on national security examines security, health and privacy concerns with body imaging technology in airports. we will hear from scientists consider security researchers and tsa officials at the hearing that runs just under four hours. some of the committee will come to order. thank everybody for being here as we tackle this important subject. i would like to begin by stating the oversight commission statement. we exist to secure from the middle principles first americans have the right to know the money washington takes from them is well spent and second, a
CSPAN
Mar 3, 2011 8:00pm EST
education, research. and now toave the republican leader come and tell us we've got to accept that, that's the future of america. no, it's not. time and again when we sit down to deal with the budget challenges, whether it's in the deficit commission, which i was honest servicessered to serve on -- which i was honored to serve on, or whether it's in past negotiations, we open this table up to all federal spending, not just to 14%, that tiny slice of a pie. senator mcconnell c remembe remember, and i can too, under president herbert walker bush and under president clinton, we put on the table these tax breaks for some of these oil companies and corporations and said, is it really worth america's future for us to give them a tax break or to use the money to reduce the deficit? that's an honest question. mandatory spending. all of these things need to be brought to the table for conversation. but that's not the position of the republicans. they would rather see us shut down the government than to open this conversation to the entire federal budget. they would rather see us shut down t
CSPAN
Mar 30, 2011 8:00pm EDT
used to take place, where people argued and debated in peaceful fashion about their future, about their agreements and disagreements. . a group of people demonstrated in front of that building and basically just to say, we want freedom. we want democracy. we want the ability to speak out and determine our future. but for that, they were, again, harassed, and for that, they were arrested. one was reportedly beaten by state security rather harshly. several were detained including an activate, president of the cuban youth for democracy movement. another member of that same organization. one of the heroes that i greatly admire is perez and they know him by antunas and he said, quote, this action, this action of just demonstrating is a demand for the freedom of political prisoners and in response, a moral slap in the face for the campaigns undertaken by the regime to divide the opposition. he went on to say, we are true to our motto, the streets belong to the people. but, you see, unfortunately, in cuba, just standing out, walking together like the ladies in white do and they demonstra
CSPAN
Mar 29, 2011 8:00pm EDT
know what deficit means. and most of all of us do. but sometimes we think it's some big words coming out of washington, not realizing what it really is. it means you're spending money you don't have. in fact, arguably every time you buy something with your credit card, you're deficit spending. you don't is -- don't have the cash in your pocket to buy the new television set so you put it on the credit card. you borrow the money you spend money that you don't have. now if we were like the great state of texas, where we have a balanced budget requirement in the constitution, in texas, then the texas legislature, they can't deficit spend. they can't spend money they don't have. they have a no deaf constituent -- no deficit spending rule in their constitution. you spend what the projected revenues are and that's it. sometimes it's real tough. to make things work. but you know what, they always somehow figure out a way to get it done this year is no exception. it's tough in texas. and they're doing the things we're trying to do here in this house. they're reducing their spending. as our st
CSPAN
Mar 17, 2011 8:00pm EDT
fortunately back with us to testify today. his report concluded last september that fema has made some form of progress in almost all areas where reform was needed but the fema's management to speak broadly still needed improvement. while today's hearing is focused on fema, i think it's important to say that response to and recovery from a disaster or a catastrophe and the united states is the responsibility of a lot of other agencies and other people besides fema. other federal agencies, state and local devine, the private sector and in fact in some sense every effect america has willes to play. and many of them also need to improve their capabilities. on a positive note, just recently the department of defense and homeland security and the congressional remanded council of government recently signed off on a very important plan establishing clear rules for when the national guard and military forces can jointly respond after a disaster. and this means in a large disaster catastrophe we will have the ability to call on the resources of the department of defense and a more timely
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Mar 25, 2011 8:00pm EDT
to frame the leader to get us on board with his opinion. i think it was an overstatement of what really happened. i wasn't there, but sort of reading between the lines, and it seems to me that you know, whatever the result was the correct result in the shepherd case, what they tried to describe there certainly is not at all typical of what i've seen. >> manny? >> my two young sons back in l.a. have something in common with trial lawyers and media representatives. judge, you said adequately, they push the envelope in going as far as you let them. the debacle with the trial you referenced, tim, in my opinion is the direct function of a trial judge that simply did not control his courtroom. on top of that, you have to take into consideration, was that 65, tim, the year? thank you, 66. well, light years have passed in the development of technology to be able to cover trials, and that's another big factor to consider now that that type of surface type atmosphere will not be duplicated again because the technology is such that now you can have a completely unintrusive camera. i know th
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Mar 29, 2011 8:00pm EDT
resolutions to support the people of libya that using the proceeds to help meet the humanitarian needs. to take the work forward, participants agreed to establish the contact group that meets to provide leadership and overall political direction to the international efforts in close coordination with the u.n., the african union, the arab league, the islamic conference, and the european union to support libya to provide a forum on the response to libya and provide a focal point in the international community. qatar will convene the first meeting of the group and then rotate in the region and beyond it. the north atlantic counsel meeting along with five partners provides the directions to nato operations. the participants welcome the u.n. secretary regime's offer to lead the coordination of humanitarian assistance and planning for longer term stablization support. turkey and other key regional player as agencies offered to support this work and take it forward with the contact group. this conference has shown we are united in our aims, united in seeking a libya that does not pose a threat to
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Mar 9, 2011 8:00pm EST
time you've told us about the work the obama administration is doing to investing in our youngest lerner's is one of the smartest investment we can make. programs like head start in short the children are on the right path with a solid foundation for success. in addition the proposal of the verney challenge fund would increase the number of low-income children arriving in kindergarten with the skills they need to succeed by spurring better standards and quality in the early learning settings. the president has also outlined an ambitious goal to have the highest college preservation rate by the year 2020. to meet that goal it is imperative that we continue to invest in our nation's college students through pell grants and other forms of student aid and we need to encourage colleges and states to partner in initiatives to ensure the students not only enter the they graduate from to year and for your institutions. especially in this economy we have to keep the commitment to students. we used to lead the world of college graduates and now we are ranking below what ever competitive cou
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Mar 18, 2011 8:00pm EDT
of the latest nonfiction books. connect with us on twitter, facebook, and youtube and kind up for scheduled alert e-mails. >> general david patraeus said today that he did not think u.s. participation in a no-fly zone over libya would have an impact on assets for fledging -- fighting the war in afghanistan. in remarks at a forum hosted by national journal and the museum general patraeus also reiterated his support for the obama administration's july 2011 date to begin the drawdown of u.s. troops. general patraeus has been and washington to report to the president and congress about the state of the war in afghanistan. his first visit since taking command of the war effort there last summer. this is an hour. >> i want to welcome all of you here. i see that we have all survived st. patrick's day which is very good. probably the first day of the ncaa basketball tournament. my bracket has been shredded. i want to thank the museum for hosting this event and providing the facilities for us here at the national journal for our conversation. eyes only want to thank person late general pat
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Mar 14, 2011 8:00pm EDT
will be available to members of this congress for us to be able to look at these administrative rules that are being passed, which are basically done by individuals and agencies, not by this congress, and give this congress, who represent the people, to be responsible for whether or not the rule passes. therefore, if the folks back home want somebody to blame, you know what? that's what you take this job for. the buck stops with your vote. if you support the rule, you are going to be responsible for it and folks don't like it, you are going to own it. you know what? that's what we came up here for. we came up here to be responsible to our constituents. maybe mr. davis would like to comment again. mr. davis: just to your point on being responsible, one thing that i share along these lines, one of the jobs that all members of congress has is to explain to their constituents what's happening in washington and also to washington what their constituents think. when we come down to these rules, i think the one thing that is so critical for us to understand is, we walk out -- i have seen it
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Mar 8, 2011 8:00pm EST
will not allow us to grow our economy anm a. i will be voting if that proposal when it comes to the floor but i look forward to working with on my colleagues make sure we get a chair comprehensive deficit and debt reductionru plan that thispu congress can vote on and put in action. with that mr. president i yield the floor and note the absence of the a quorum. >> at this meeting of the national association of attorneys general, former acting solicitor general walter dellinger predicted the supreme court would uphold the new health care law. he and former general theodore olson participated in a discussion about the supreme court's current session. this is an hour, 15 minutes. >> we are here to discuss united states supreme united states supreme court cases for this term. we are on c-span and my name is roy cooper. i am the attorney general in north carolina and president of the national association of attorneys general and to introduce our panel here we will have walter dellinger who is the chair of the appellate practice at all melvin ian meyer law firm. is visiting professor of la
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Mar 11, 2011 6:30pm EST
disasters. the important question for us is how to accomplish these important objectives. one thing be that also seems clear is that the strategy of short term authorizations and the corresponding temporary program lapses have not worked to minimize taxpayer risk or to expand the private sector's role. in fact the short term authorizations and temporary lapses have had the opposite effect while also destabilizing already fragile housing market. to properly reform and strengthen this program, we need to reauthorize this program on a long term basis and we need to do so promptly to avoid any additional lapses in the program. long term reauthorization will allow us to create stability and predictability for property owners while moving towards meaningful and necessary reforms. we must also gradually reduce federal subsidies that keep taxpayers on the hook. we must consider how to deal with repetitive lost properties to index coverage for limits for inflation and expand available coverages. we need to consider policies that will limit adverse selection and better spread risks. we need to consid
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Mar 15, 2011 8:00pm EDT
caliban of their propaganda target and bringing us closer to the success of the mission. that is why i have pushed so hard to grow the size of the afghan security forces and the key metric on how many are partnered with us and being mentored by us and how many afghan units are in the lead in joint operation. that is why a number of us are pushing so hard including the president himself for approval of the pending proposal of up to 70,000 additional afghan troops and police. nato training command in afghanistan has done an extraordinary job. not only building the numbers of the afghan security forces, but including their quality as well, focusing on marksmanship, turning, leadership, and literacy. this success in training troops reflects the desires of the afghan people to provide for their own security. that success is why telegrams suicide bombers attacked recruiting centers. the young men signing up represent the taliban's worst nightmare. during our visit in january, senator reid and i saw how the afghan have growing confidence and forces to provide security, former caliban -- talib
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Mar 22, 2011 8:00pm EDT
today to have with us a very outstanding panel. one of the things that i wanted to mention first though because this just came to me. i just saw this last week. the blurb i wrote for the program is a sentence the senate is a whipping voi of the media, scholars, and some senators for an antiquated and ponderous ways. little did i know the "washington post" would affirm the media critique when he opened his column last thursday as follows: in the united states senate, failure is not an option, it is a requirement. [laughter] so, with that, let me introduce the panel. what we're going to do is have each of them speak for 15 minutes or so. we give the former senator is little bit more time, but -- >> i feel -- >> no filibusters though. trent is a former republican senator from mississippi, now a senior county consul with the leadership group, spent 16 years and 20 years in the house as senator. he went on to the senate where he was also the republican whip and then majority leader. trent also served in the house and the house rules committee where i was fortunate to serve under him a
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Mar 23, 2011 8:00pm EDT
kept doing the right things to him. >> doctor, let us go back to that page. in those days i guess it was a pager you were caring? >> easily they pay me through the bellboy. -- usually day page me to the bellboy. i walked down into the pressroom, i saw a lot of strange people. young people with earphones. i did not know what was going on. when i got back there in to the resuscitation area, he was lying on a stretcher, totally naked, and the present at the united states. my residence with their -- >> did you know right away with the president? >> yes. i just saw him. i did not have to think about it. >> you have never seen him naked though? [laughter] >> never seen him naked. just look at his face. my residents were already there and they were doing an excellent job and putting ideas into him. all of the things we were trying to do. they all spent time in the shock trauma unit in baltimore so they were very experienced in managing these things. when i got there, he was improving already. first of all, he is lying down. that always improves blood pressure. he was alert. he had a concern
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Mar 16, 2011 8:00pm EDT
, big oil tax chargers, used oil subsidiaries in the caribbean and they paid taxes in 2009, not a single penny of it went to the american treasury. this is the same year that the company over took wal-mart in fortune 500 and exxon mobil c.e.o., 29 million. general electric, 2009, world's largest corporation filed more than 7,000 tax returns and still didn't pay anything to the american government. g.e. managed to do this with a rigid tax code that subsidizes companies for losing money. with the aid of republicans in congress whose campaigns they financed they exploited our tax codes and who do republicans blame? the middle class. republicans blame public employees, who are america's every day heroes. public employees are america's every day heroes. think about it. if somebody breaks into your house, who are you going to call? a public employee. who is going to help apprehend the people who stole your stuff? a police officer. if your house starts on fire, who are you going to call? a firefighter. if your kid goes to public school, who are makes sure your kid guess in your child's a
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Mar 7, 2011 8:30pm EST
issues are to us and our viewers, the american peoplp against the national debt, the national defense, the weighty issues they are wrestling with, we are not at the top of the list, and usually after an election like this we have divided governments coming up to a presidential election. pretty much anything that is going to pass on its own boards policy merits it has to happen before the august recess because the window closes and everything after that the passes is either passing out of political necessity or to keep the government running. so it will be all politics all the time pretty much after labor day. .. on radio first. >> gordon smith former senator from oregon and since november 1st, 2009 president and ceo of the national association of broadcasters as always we appreciate your coming on the communicators. jonathan as well assistant managing editor of communications daily. thank you. >>> next, a forum on congressional politics and the federal budget. the national association for business economics heard from former va representative tom davis and stewart rothenberg editor an
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Mar 24, 2011 8:00pm EDT
this inspired, michelle is with us. she's a senior at hunter college, studying political science and history. she's also earning a certificate in human rights here. last semester, she interned at the u.n., and hoping to follow as a leader in international politics and gender equality. it's a pleasure to introduce her. i would like to introduce phil -- phyllis kossoff as well as. her grandson graduated from hunter college this past january. she is truly one the most devoted alumni and friends. it is her generosity that made today possible. please thank phyllis for the gift of this lecture and everything that you do for hunter. [applause] [applause] >> it is a great honor to invite michelle bachelet to the podium. how proud she will be joined by one of hunter's own, professor of political science robert jenkins. jenkins is a lead author on the report to the u.n. security council that was instrumental in the creation of u.n. woman. thank you for your important work. following their discussion, professor jenkins will lead a question and answer session. please join me in welcoming a true
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Mar 24, 2011 8:00pm EDT
underscores the need for real, lasting reform in our education system. the president asked us to do what is necessary to give all children a chance to succeed, but in doing so, he is admitting that we have too many kids in this country who are born into a search from stances where success is not a legitimate option. our guests tonight are out to change that. michelle rhee is a former classroom teacher and a founder of the new teacher project the certifies and supports teachers in a high poverty schools. she is known for her tenure as the chancellor of washington, d.c. public schools in her new role as founder of "student's first" the stated mission is to pursue transformative reform. sacramento mayor, kevin johnson, is a former nba star with a commitment to education. in 1989 he founded st. hope, a community development corporation to revive sacramento education. he has made education a top priority. putting students first can't make an incredible difference. take, for instance, patrick. i met patrick in the first month as a teacher in new orleans. i came upon him violently beating another
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